Opening: ‘NEVERMIND’ by John Kaye at Goodspace, Sydney

John Kaye will present 50 new, unseen works for his latest series ‘Nevermind‘ on Monday 6th July at Goodspace gallery, Sydney.

By examining the Medieval Latin theory, memento mori under a new light, Nevermind showcases a representation of freedom and the forthcoming uncertainty of the future.

Transposing his experiences gained from living as a traveller into a series of souvenir style images, each new work represents a moment in time, reflecting on past encounters and escapades.

Working with acrylic, watercolour, aerosol and ink, John Kaye combines elements of his early graffiti and street influence with modern style characters and creative colour schemes.

In conjunction with the Nevermind exhibition, John Kaye will release a limited edition run of 150 unseen zines, each featuring a collection of illustrations and photography from his recent travels.

The zine will be available exclusively at Goodspace gallery for the duration on the Nevermind exhibition.

Nevermind is open for viewing 2PM – 4PM Monday 6th July and 1PM – 4PM Tuesday 7th July as well as a night of celebratory drinks on Wednesday 8th July from 6PM at Goodspace gallery, located at Level 11, 115 Regent Street, Chippendale, NSW.

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For further exhibition details please visit http://johnkayeart.com or http://goodspace.co

Opening: Versus – No Comply Gallery

Landing a bunch of big name national artists for the line up of their newest showcase, ‘Versus‘, quaint Toowoomba art space, No Comply gallery have again proved to be on the pulse of the visual art industry.

Housed in Kontraband Studios, a graffiti store / screen-printing and sign writing space, No Comply will soon launch a group exhibition set to spur nostalgia from gamers and creatives alike.

Featuring 16 Australian artists and their response to the theme of video games, the showcase plays on the iconopgraphy of the home consoles and coin operated arcades games of the yesteryear, celebrating all that is grand about an 8-64 bit, square-eyed reality.

Of the 16 artists, Versus will display an impressive scope of work from the forefront of Australian contemporary art with Ghost Patrol, Gimiks Born, John Kaye, Sean Morris and Shida all gracing the gallery space. Check out the full-list of featured artists here.

Don’t miss the official opening on Friday 13th March from 7-9pm at 6 Laurel St, Toowoomba, (RSVP: here).

As well as the unveiling of the unseen artworks, the launch also promises beer, dumplings and vintage arcade games – Ya, Wa, Wahooo!

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Sneak Peek: Madeleine Pfull & William Meadley ‘Your Ego’ The Tate, Sydney

Young Sydney artists Madeleine Pfull and William Meadley are teaming up to present their first solo exhibition, ‘Your Ego.’ In their own words the show is an exploration of the “strange and stupid behaviour that our egos manipulate us into doing in different social situations.” Their combined talents and massive body of work shapes up to create an extremely exciting show – a definite indication of the huge potential of these up and coming artists. Opening night is Wednesday 2nd April from 6-9pm.
The exhibition continues 12-5pm daily from Thursday 20th March – Sunday 23rd March. Saturday & Sunday open 12-4pm.

Check out more event info here.

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Opening: Cam Scale ‘Iron Oxied’ – The Tate, Sydney

Melbourne based artist, Cam Scale, bring his meticulous blend of paint artistry to the Tate gallery for his solo show, ‘Iron Oxied.’ In the artists’ own words, the show explores “the elements around us, our human interaction with nature and existence within the universe.” Get down to the opening tonight from 6pm – the show runs 12-5pm daily from Thursday 20th March – Sunday 23rd March.

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Sneak Peek: Takie x Syke “NEW TOWN BEAT” – The Tate – Sydney

Tonight Syke and I open our new collaborative show at The Tate gallery in Sydney. In the midst of last minute prep, curating and hanging yesterday I ran around and took a few snaps to offer a little taster of what’s install.

In addition to large collaborative works on mounted wood and paper, Syke and I have completed a bunch of solo work, comprising sculpture, works on wood and paper. We have also assembled a super special, 50 page, limited edition book – to get your hands on one – get in there quick!

“NEW TOWN BEAT” opens tonight – 7th August from 6pm – more details here.

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Meet me in the Middle – New work by Cat Rabbit, Noir & Seven Seas at the Tate

Some of Melbournes’ best loved creatives brought their wares to Sydney this week for a group show of new and collaborative pieces at the Tate. Cat Rabbit, Noir and Seven Seas made up the trifecta with a abundant array of paintings, prints, sculptures, wood carvings, plush toys, needlework and more. This is one of those shows that is insanely easy to photograph, but really hard to cull, hence the 40 images after the jump! The level of detailing and finishing on each piece is extraordinary, you can truly gaze for hours at the collection of works and find something new, some little hidden face or pattern or detail you didn’t see before. I can not speak highly enough of these three and their work, if you are in Sydney you really do have to come down and see it for yourself! The show runs till Sunday, gallery is open 12-6pm.

Click below for the full set of photos…

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